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  • Long awaited transfer of inmates underway in New Orleans

    September 14, 2015 11:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - After months of delays, the long-awaited transfer of hundreds of New Orleans jail inmates to a new, modern facility is underway. Sheriff Marlin Gusman says the transfer of prisoners from the existing, dilapidated jail buildings to the new $150 million lockup would be complete by the end... more »
  • Former EBRSO prison employee arrested for solicitation

    March 2, 2015 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former employee of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office was arrested for solicitation of prostitution Monday, according to the Sheriff's office. Jordan Zachary, 20, was employed by the EBRSO as a security worker at the parish prison for about seven months. Reports indicate Zachary... more »
  • EBRSO recapture escaped prison trustee

    May 27, 2014 3:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement said Tuesday they recaptured a felon who escaped from EBR Parish Prison earlier in May. Deputies said they apprehended Joseph Pomares, 42, at a McDonald's on I-12 after a short pursuit on Monday evening. The man began his sentence at EBR prison on... more »
  • Murder suspect accidentally released

    June 7, 2013 1:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A murder suspect set for trial next month was released from Parish Prison Thursday because of a clerical error. He had surrendered to authorities by midday Friday. Cardale Green faces trial in July in the January 2011 killing of Derrick Casey on Gracie Street. He and another... more »
  • Inmates did drugs, drank beer in Orleans Parish prison

    April 2, 2013 11:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Video showing inmates at the New Orleans jail apparently snorting drugs, drinking beer and in possession of at least one large handgun was shown Tuesday during a hearing in U.S. District Court. The recordings, believed made by inmates, were aired during the second day of hearings on... more »
  • Man reapprehended after smashing through glass door

    March 28, 2012 6:14 PM

    BAKER - Baker police arrested a man today after he escaped custody. Officers say they were bringing Jcolby Johnson, 24, of Baton Rouge, to parish prison after his appearance at Baker City Court on other charges when he broke away and ran toward a glass door. Officers say... more »
  • Two men arrested in shooting in Baton Rouge

    February 24, 2011 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two men from Baton Rouge are behind bars after police say they shot at a home last night. Deputies responded to a shooting on Vinyard Street. They found multiple bullet holes on the outside of the home and damage to a car that was parked in front... more »

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